Many times, people who owe creditors money, lead a life that is full of threats and harassment. Debt collection agencies do not leave any stone unturned to get back the money that you owe them or the creditors. In case you too are plagued with incessant phone calls, urgent notices or demands for financial settlements, why are you hesitating to file for bankruptcy? More often than not people are afraid of filing for bankruptcy due to the various myths surrounding it. Lawyers of Sacramento based law firm Recovery Law Group provide a number of common reasons why people restrain themselves from filing for bankruptcy:
• Bankruptcy Hurts You Financially: Credit card companies allow you to make purchases now and pay the money later while charging heavy interest on the amount of transaction. Since you are paying for a long period of time, the loans never get paid off while you keep on increasing your debt by continuous usage of credit cards. In the long run, this causes you to have poor credit, which can be eliminated by filing for bankruptcy. With the bankruptcy filing, you can get your old debts discharged (completely or partly) and start fresh. In this manner, you can rebuild your credit score in a couple of years compared to struggling with bills for a long time.
• Your Credit Gets Ruined for a Decade: It won’t be incorrect to say that getting loan or credit card becomes slightly difficult after bankruptcy, but getting one with poor credit score is highly unlikely too. It is important to note that filing for bankruptcy provides you with a chance of getting a fresh slate to start anew. When you make regular and timely payments on your mortgages, utilities, rents and any other debts, your credit ratings will improve. This will ultimately get you approval for secure credit cards and loans within a couple of years of filing for personal bankruptcy
• Lose Your Home by Filing for Bankruptcy: Though there are chances in case of personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7) where personal assets including property are sold off to clear the creditors’ dues, however, the possibility of this happening is slim. This is because of strong federal exemptions. Moreover, if you are eligible and file for bankruptcy under Chapter 13, you won’t be losing your home at all.